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Presented at the 21st Annual Research Conference

Implementation Factors for Evidence-based Practices within Children’s Mental Health Systems of Care

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Presenting: G. Kurt Moore

All Authors for this paper: G. Kurt Moore; Carolyn Lichtenstein ; Michelle Dimeo; John Fluke

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: The purpose of the Child Mental Health Initiative Phase V Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Study is to examine the effects of diverse factors on the implementation of EBPs and to increase understanding of approaches that facilitate EBP implementation. This report presents initial results from the study including implementation facilitators and barriers as well as findings from a sub-study examining the relationship of contrasting incentive structures and the impact on provider respondent participation.

Evidence-based, Trauma-informed Practices and Resources: Adoption, Use and Implementation in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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Presenting: Elizabeth Douglas

All Authors for this paper: Elizabeth Douglas; Charles Seagle; Elana Light; Christine Walrath; John Gilford, Jr.

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: This presentation reviews findings from the Adoption of Methods and Practices Study, part of the cross-site evaluation of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. The study assesses the extent to which evidence-based, trauma-informed practices and related resources are adopted and implemented by affiliated clinicians and other child-serving professionals. The study also examines the contextual factors that facilitate or hinder adoption and implementation processes on multiple levels (e.g., individual, organizational, community, and national).

Training Retention and Utilization: The Impact of Suicide Prevention Training Activities on Youth-serving Professionals and Their Communities

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Presenting: Kathleen Jones

All Authors for this paper: Kathleen Jones; Christine Walrath; Michael Rodi; Jennifer Wallach; Qualandria Bell

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: This presentation will provide information gathered as a part of the cross-site evaluation of the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Program. Findings will be presented regarding the impact of suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings designed to assist in the early identification of youth at-risk for suicide and promote successful intervention. The session will include data on self-reported retention of knowledge, utilization of skills, populations affected, and the perceived barriers and facilitators to effective suicide prevention.

Out of the Lab and Onto Our Streets: Findings from Three National Evaluation Efforts on the Use and Implementation of Evidence-based Practices in Community-based Service Settings

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Session Number: 33 Room: Meeting Room 11

Presenting: Christine Walrath; John Fluke

All Authors for this paper: Christine Walrath; John Fluke

Presentation Type: brief symposium

Synopsis: The implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children in the context of developing intervention systems is daunting and complex. Major questions arise concerning the degree to which it is desirable and possible to implement such practices in complex service delivery settings. Are such practices generally accepted by practitioners, agencies, and communities and are some of these entities more accepting than others? What beliefs and attitudes are present and how are these related to actual implementation? To what extent are the practices implemented in a fashion that reflects fidelity? How are practices being adapted to address considerations of cultural competency? What is involved in adapting practices to meet the needs of various target populations? How broadly are certain practices being implemented and to what degree have they been adopted? Addressing such questions is critical to our evolving understanding of how best to implement and sustain such practices. The purpose of this symposium is to present information on this topic from the perspective three different national evaluations addressing mental health services for children and adolescents in three contexts: systems of care, child traumatic stress, and suicide prevention. Each evaluation has implemented sophisticated survey designs and instrumentation to assess the extent to which practitioners and communities are addressing EBPs. The presentations will describe the underlying evaluation assumptions and questions, methodology including various incentive structures as reward for respondent participation, and findings to date. Discussion will focus on lessons learned and overall patterns that may be reflective of the status of adoption and implementation.


Session Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM